All posts for the month January, 2012

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

By CALEIGH HALL Often you hear the age-old question: if you could have dinner with one person on earth, who would it be? My answer: Ina Garten. Though you may think my answer is shallow and that I should be considering world leaders like Ghandi and President Obama, hear me out. Ina’s story is inspiring […]

Review of 416 Snack Bar

By CALEIGH HALL 416 Snack Bar, Toronto The Place: A wonderful hole in the wall on Bathurst at Queen Street. It has a very industrial, hipster feel with Edison bulbs and mismatched furniture common to most restaurants in the Queen West area. The people are just as hipster and cool. The Mood: Friendly, relaxed and casual is […]

The Marvelous Mimosa

by JUSTINE FROSTAD It truly doesn’t get any easier than the Marvelous Mimosa. Bubbly and OJ instantly add an element of class to any brunch, beach, movie day or, well, any morning when you want a credible excuse to start drinking before noon. Ingredients Champagne or sparkling wine (1 bottle) Fresh-squeezed orange juice (or a […]

Q&A with Chef John Placko of Maple Leaf Foods

By JUSTINE FROSTAD John Placko is the Director of Culinary Excellence at Maple Leaf Foods, and works at the company’s ThinkFOOD! Culinary and Innovation Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Placko first came to Canada from his native Australia in 1985 for the “Taste of Canada” culinary competition. In fact, he has competed successfully in numerous culinary […]

Chocolate Micro Sponge

Recipe courtesy of CHEF JOHN PLACKO Makes 6 portions (8 oz cups) Ingredients 25 g cocoa powder 4 Whole eggs 80 g Sugar 20 g All purpose flour Other 1 x ½ litre ISI Siphon (A whipped cream dispenser that you’ll find in every Starbucks or Second Cup) 2 Cream cartridge (N2O) (A disposable “one […]

Q&A with Chef Josh Henderson of Skillet Street Food

by JUSTINE FROSTAD In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson created Skillet Street Food in Seattle – one of the first street food experiences, and what has since become a prototype for the national street food movement sweeping the country. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, he created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food, prepared with […]

Review of Pizza East

by DAISY MIERS Pizza East Shoreditch Location, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ The Place: In the Tea Building in Shoreditch, close to Shoreditch House and above a great club, Concrete. Pizza East is one of those restaurants that always seems to be busy, very busy. The warehouse, industrial feel is paired very well […]

Perfect Pad Thai

by CALEIGH HALL For some people, comfort food means mac n’ cheese or chicken noodle soup, but for me – it’s Pad Thai. There’s something about the warmth in the heat of the sauce and egg-coated noodles that makes me want to curl up on the couch and watch Full House. Perhaps it’s because it […]

An Authentic Taste of Mexico

by CALEIGH HALL El Fogon, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Calle 6th & 30th Ave The Place: A hole in the wall serving up authentic Mexican food in the heart of Playa Del Carmen. This restaurant is a short walk from the main strip, but is well-worth going off the beaten trail. The Mood: In a word – […]

Q&A with Diona Joyce of Tita Flips

By JUSTINE FROSTAD Tita Flips is a family business that has been cooking up authentic Filipino dishes and pastries for almost 30 years.  Peanut products are their specialty, specifically peanut dishes that are distinctly Filipino like Garlic Peanuts (adobo-style) and the popular candy Peanut Brittle. Formerly known as Diona’s Peanut Products after its’ owner Diona […]

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